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Cyprus Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: area under government control: 376,000 (2007); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 86,228 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular: area under government control: 962,200 (2007); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 147,522 (2002)
Telephone system: general assessment: excellent in both area under government control and area administered by Turkish Cypriots domestic: open-wire, fiber-optic cable, and microwave radio relay international: country code - 357 (area administered by Turkish Cypriots uses the country code of Turkey - 90); a number of submarine cables, including the SEA-ME-WE-3, combine to provide connectivity to Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; tropospheric scatter; satellite earth stations - 8 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 2 Eutelsat, 2 Intersputnik, and 1 Arabsat)
Radio broadcast stations: area under government control: AM 5, FM 76, shortwave 0 area administered by Turkish Cypriots: AM 1, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2004)
Television broadcast stations: area under government control: 8 area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2 (plus 4 relay) (2004)
Internet country code: .cy
Internet hosts: 143,099 (2008)
Internet users: 380,000 (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Cyprus on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cyprus Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cyprus Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.